About Linaya Pot, MSc

Linaya was born on a small, family-run dairy farm in Southwestern Ontario. She spent much of her childhood taking care of the farm’s animals, including several horses, pygmy goats and sheep. This fostered a passion for animal husbandry and care, so she attended the University of Guelph where she received her B.Sc in Animal Biology and a M.Sc in Dairy Nutrition. While studying at university, she continued to develop her equestrian abilities by joining the University of Guelph Equestrian Club. After graduating from school, she worked in the agriculture industry as a consulting nutritionist. While most of her nutrition work involved cattle, she also formulated diets for sheep, goats, deer and hamsters. She came to work at Mad Barn where she could unite her passion for both the dairy and the equine industry.